Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sump Pump Basics – Getting Through The Rainy Season

May 31st, 2012|

With lovely spring weather comes the rain – and with the rain comes the possibility of a flooded basement.

It can be quite disheartening to have your basement flood with water after a storm. Water damage can be a costly repair. Having a sump pump in your basement can help you combat the floods. Before you […]

Is Your Home’s Wastewater Impacting Marine Life?

May 25th, 2012|

Unless you live near the ocean, you may not give marine ecosystems much thought.  They are so far away and don’t really impact your day to day life, so why would you think about them on a regular basis?  Well, did you know that even living in the middle of the country, you could still […]

Why Your Gas Line and Gas Pipe Should Be Inspected Regularly

May 24th, 2012|

When you think of inspecting your home for potential problems, you probably think about checking the roof for broken shingles, trimming tree lines away from power lines and eyeballing your water pipes for possible leaks. You may not think about inspecting your gas lines and gas pipes – and this could be a potentially life-threatening […]

Toilet Paper and Plumbing Problems…Do They Go Hand In Hand?

May 18th, 2012|

Toilet paper.  One of the simple luxuries of modern, civilized society.  If you have ever traveled to a third world country, you have probably discovered what a wonderful thing toilet paper is.  But if you spend much time around plumbers, you will probably discover what a wonderful thing toilet paper isn’t.

So, is it true?  Does […]

Troubleshooting Your Toilet’s Flushing Mechanism

May 17th, 2012|

You use it multiple times per day, and probably give it very little thought.

Yet it can be quite discouraging when you do your business, flush the toilet and nothing happens. Toilet problems may seem overwhelming – after all, we all use today’s modern conveniences to maintain healthy living. However, before you rush to call the […]

The Only Way A Hot Water System Can Be Green

May 11th, 2012|

If you want your hot water system to be “green”, it takes more than simply buying an energy-efficient water heater. Water starts at your water heater. But from there it travels all through your home. For your entire water system to be green, it means concentrating on every piece – not just one or two […]

The Top Natural DIY Drain Cleaners

May 10th, 2012|

Having a clogged drain is a big pain. One minute you are happily taking a bath and the next, your bathwater refuses to go down the drain. One minute you are finishing a sink full of dishes and the next, your dirty dishwater will not budge.

How A Small Leak Can Turn Into Big Problems

May 4th, 2012|

Leaks in your home can be a huge headache.

When your faucet breaks and water spews all over your kitchen, you have no choice. Your first reaction is to shut off the water and have the leak repaired as quickly as possible.

However, when you notice a drip under your sink or a drip from your ceiling […]

4 Reasons Your Sink May Be Draining Slowly

May 3rd, 2012|

The dishes are done. You pull the plug. And the water doesn’t go down.

Then the fun begins.

This is a sign that there is some sort of blockage in your plumbing. It could be merely a minor problem – something solved by a quick use of a plunger. Or it could be something more.

The following four […]